Monday, September 20, 2010

Photo Shoot - Day 1

I am tired and my feet hurt! I want to spend some time tonight decompressing and sorting out everything that happened today. My editor, Rachel, picked me up at my hotel at 8:45 a.m and we drove to the F&W Studios. The Studios are at a separate location from the main headquarters ... only a short drive away. It's located in an industrial area. The building is quite spacious and has photographic areas set up throughout, a soundproof room, and tons of props. It was very impressive and a little intimidating. This is the space we used for Painting with Fire.

This is my bubbly editor, Rachel. She is extremely competent and a very pleasant taskmaster. She had all of the how-to's that were previously sent. Using those as a guide, we went step by step through 4 projects and several techniques. Rachel is a joy to work with.

This is Christine, photographer extraordinaire! She stands up over me to the side as I'm performing something ... wrapping a bead, filing a wire, enameling a disc. Look at the size of her monitor. I would look up periodically to see the beautiful photographs she was taking of the making process.

Tomorrow we have lunch with the sales staff. This should be interesting. Talk to you tomorrow.


Judy said...

How exciting! Enjoy it all!

SummersStudio said...

This behind the scenes is so exciting. You know, we never really know how it all gets put together. I really appreciate seeing this. Good luck with your project!

stregata said...

Love the setup. And I am not surprised you are tired. But just think - soon you will be holding the result of all this work in your hands! So exciting!

Cindy said...

Thanks for taking us behind the scenes, Barbara. I can't believe the Photo Shoot is already seemed so far away. I hope you enjoy every single moment while you are there...what a dream come true!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

How cool! Thanks for sharing the behind the scenes process for your book! How exciting for you! Have fun!

eve said...

how exciting, i'm sure you are enjoying every minute, when does the book come out?

Pretty Things said...

(Claps hands excitedly)